Pigeon Creek National Recreational Trail

3.44 out of 5
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↑ 1,700 ft
↓ 2,100 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
20 miles of stacked loop trails along the Lake Norfork Shoreline. Beginner to Intermediate trails. 11 trails in all. Scenic Ozark Mountains setting.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (5 total check-ins)
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  John Jackson   on Mar 28, 2017
  GTXC4   on May 23, 2016
  TDangelo1219   on Nov 6, 2013
  Tonar18   on Sep 3, 2013
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Reviews (10)

Granny Gear

November 22, 2018
Robjs1017 Granny Gear  
Review: The trail head has a color map posted. Take a picture as some of the connectors are not marked a such. A fair amount of uphill. I rode in November and the trail was hidden by fallen leaves. Easy enough to follow the trail however, the rocks were hidden. Parts of the trail were fairly rocky with handful of creek crossings. Dry at the time. I look forward to riding this when I am in the area again.

Granny Gear

November 24, 2017
Review: Someone has done a lot of work on these trails and all the new sections are really well layed out. Took out a few of the old sections that had gotten really rutted up so the new and old they left really are good. If you haven't ridden in the last few years park on the east side at the first parking lot, start on the big Jim loop and have a blast.

Granny Gear

November 23, 2017
drknbrew Granny Gear  
Review: I had a lot of fun here. There are tons of flowing downhill and good climbs. The trails aren't well marked; since this was my first time on the trail I found myself on the same stretch a few times and looking at Google Maps to get my bearings. If I am in the area again, I'll ride it


November 9, 2016
Review: Fun trail system. Skip Syllamo and head here. Only complainy is that the signs are not great. In fact, the trails have names when the website has them numbered. Met the head trail guy out there, he explained that vandals have ripped out a lot of the signs and that the web is out dated. They are working (raising money) to purchase/install more durable signs. Other than that, the trail is very well maintained. Lots of flow, but plenty of climbing to keep the XC folks happy.


May 24, 2016
GTXC4 Doubletrack  
Review: Excellent use of the area with some opportunity for improvement. It was a fun network and easy to follow. There are no specific directional markings. I went uphill a couple of times to come to a fork and realize how much fun it would be going down it. What I've noticed is that, either way you're going up or down. It all depends on which way you want too. Trail 105 and 106 seemed best heading out (east) towards the lake which is more downhill. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll catch rocks off to the side that you can get air off of. Typical Arkansas trail (rocky, loose rocks of all sizes, roots, larger rocks with drops, etc.), however well maintained, especially considering the rain and May time frame. Wasn't too difficult of a ride, climbs weren't bad either. Some ticks, but not terrible. I'd make sure that your gear and clothing are sprayed though. Also, had some joggers and other riders. Would I go again, absolutely if I'm in the area. Note, there are some rocks that are more than 2 feet drops, but there are wood structures to assist. I took the rocks! lol

Granny Gear

November 4, 2014
mwlarson Granny Gear  
Review: Fun trail system with good flow and some lung buster climbs. New downhill trail built about a year ago


December 13, 2011
CFM Epic  
Review: Rode these trails in August on our way back to Missouri. Fun singletrack loops near the lake. Had a hard time knowing exactly where we were but it is hard to get lost. Map at trailhead helps some. 95% of the trails were designed well but we got into some singletrack that was too steep and eroded. This may have been an old track that is no longer used.

Similar Trail: White River Valley Trails, Table Rock State Park, Missouri

July 5, 2003

January 1, 1970
Review: Wow! What a great trail system. With 11 stacked looped trails running through hardwood forests along a lake it was not only beautiful, but kept me in a full sweat the whole time.

January 1, 1970
Review: This is a beautifully designed, well-marked system of trails. You can ride for hours and continue to see new sights and have new adventures. In some places there are spectacular views of the lake; you zip along curving switchbacks and climb through rocky glades or deep oak forest; at one point may find yourself with your bike slung over your shoulder hiking along a narrow ledge to discover a small cave with a deep, dark wishing-well inside. It's an adventure.

Similar Trail: Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro or Oak Mountain State Park outside of Birmingham, AL

Pigeon Creek National Recreational Trail MTB Trail 3.44 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. 10 user reviews.
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